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Stationary Engine July 2017

The July issue of Stationary Engine is available now and this month Robert Davis brings us more of his experiences whilst employed by R A Lister & Co Cinderford Works. We also have a report from John Bateman on a New Zealand-built Anderson engine that now resides in the Robert Jackson engine collection.

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CONTENTS

 

Letters to the Editor
The place where readers can express their thoughts and ideas on articles, queries that have appeared in Stationary Engine or suggest new themes that they would like to see.

Identity & Assistance
This section is for readers seeking help with regards to identification and/or information on a particular engine or maybe ‘how to do it’ advice on a restoration project.

Gift of a Lifetime
Australian enthusiast Alf Shand receives a Gift of a Lifetime, a Petter Handyman Oil Engine.

Hereford Waterworks Open Day
A report on the first Open Day at the Hereford Waterworks in 2017.

Lister – Cinderford Part Two
Robert Davis brings us more of his experiences whilst employed by R A Lister & Co Cinderford Works.

Powell engine

It let go with a Bang
Tim Keenan tells us of a large Ruston & Hornsby engine in Australia that failed whilst in service.

Restoration of a Conord engine
Richard Amos restores a 6hp French-built Conord engine.

Ruston & Hornsby small lighting plants
Patrick Knight takes a look at the small Ruston & Hornsby lighting plants offered powered by the vertical PT engine.

Anderson engine
John Bateman reports on a New Zealand-built Anderson engine that now resides in the Robert Jackson engine collection.

Crossley Brothers SE220
Geoff Challinor sheds a little history on the twin cylinder Crossley Brothers engine located outside the main entrance of the Manchester Science Museum.

Cheffins Spring Auction
A report on the Cheffins Spring Auction Sale, engine prices etc.

Rare Hartop Engine
Mark Tewkesbury reports on a rare model of Hartop engine.

Shanks’s Oil Engine
The Shanks’s Oil Engine is a make few enthusiasts have encountered.

Profile
Eric Brain looks overseas for this profile, it feature Frenchman J-P Guillemard, a well known and respected enthusiasts in mainland Europe.

Model Corner
Kevin Parsons completes the construction of his small open crank model.

Events

My petrol/paraffin Victoria
We take a look at a petrol/paraffin Bristol Carriage & Wagon Works ‘Victoria’ that has been a sleeper for a good many years.

Double Duty
We take a look at an Amanco engine working something like it would have done when working for a living.

Cartoon

Willie Brown 3rd Annual Crank-Up
David Wallace reports on the 3rd Annual Willie Brown Crank-Up.

Restoration of a vertical Petter Handyman
Jamie Coates reports on a vertical Petter Handyman engine donated by the late David Edgington MBE to his son Luke.

More Shed Finds
Mark Tewkesbury tells us about more treasures that have been tucked away in enthusiasts sheds for many years.

Helpline
Listing of enthusiasts who have volunteered their time to assist fellow enthusiasts with regards to the make/type of engine(s) they have experience with.

Engines at Work
Philip Thornton-Evison sends us a selection of working engines seen at work at the Great Dorset Steam Fair 2016.